Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The day is done....

We got up to a rainy start of the day...not a lot. Not a heavy rain, but just a fine mist for the most part. You can tell by the above photo that it was not a hard rain, but boy, was it overcast.

Everywhere one goes here, the above is a familiar scene. Shipshewana, a very small town, along with the surrounding area is home to a very large Amish and Mennonite community. It is definitely has the most concentrated area of Amish that I have ever been in...but I know that Pennsylvania and Ohio have more. I read somewhere on line that it was the 3rd most concentrated area....I assumed it meant in the total United States. I live near a couple communities and there are not near as many Amish homes in them.

After spending the first 5 or 6 hours in Shipshewana, we got down to the business of driving backroads. I am sorry to say I got no fabulous captures, but it was fun anyway. We were on roads that were one Amish farm after another. This one seemed to have a real love for birds...one has to wonder are all those birdhouses really needed. At the same time, I don't think the Amish would waste time with something that wasn't useful.

The other thing I wonder is how do they get the birdhouses up that far off the ground? If anyone knows the answer, I would appreciate the answer.
Just a note to tell you that I am having a real problem staying connected. I play to publish this soon as I get a chance. I was connected for about 5 minutes, then lost connection. It may be tomorrow morning before I have a chance the way it is going.